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    What type are you?
    ESFJ (disputed)

    What kind (genre preferably) of music do you primarily listen to? Why?
    I really do listen to all kinds of music. I have a special affinity for 1980s and 1990s British rock, old-school hip-hop, Motown and 70s soul, and classic pop/rock. But I also listen to jazz, gamelan, classical, house music, Celtic, etc.

    Do you value lyrics over the musical content? Or visa versa?
    The musical content is paramount, but good lyrics help to make a song a classic. I can't really separate the singing and the music.

    How do you think this music reflects upon you as a person?
    I think it shows that I am committed in my research and experiences, that I am open-minded, that I have discriminating tastes.
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    Classical (Baroque - especially Vivaldi ; Romanticism; nothing from the twentieth century though )

    Irish folk music; Irish dancing music (Yes, they have Irish dancing in Germany)

    Some random modern songs if they touch my heart...or if I need to listen, but not much modern music because they make me feel like a combination of , , :steam:, , , and .

    If I am working, I do not like music with lyrics. Classical music relaxes me and helps me to think. Irish music is good to do housework - it makes me happy even though I hate cleaning. Then it is okay to have lyrics. If lyrics move me, I could listen to a song although I hate the beat, but that is unusual and extremely rare. I usually prefer music without lyrics or in other languages that I cannot understand so I can imagine what they mean.

    Music has an effect on all of us; some of us just recognize it more than others. Music is the language of the mind and soul...without words, and more powerful than words or imagery.

    It speaks to us in tones, and it is the closest thing that man comes to in terms of nature.

    But if you want to hear the sweetest music of all, go to the woods - to the water - listen to the owl - listen to the cat stalking its prey - listen to the wind rustling through the trees - listen to the caterpillar chomping on a leaf - listen to the pidgeons calling your name - listen to the stars twinkling - listen to the sound of silence: Those lyrics are more beautiful than words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowey1210 View Post
    There have been some great responses, I find it really interesting how music appreciation differs so much between the types.
    It is interesting that the INFP's (and INTJs) tend to like really heavy metal style songs, perhaps this has something to do with the extreme emotive nature of the music appealing to their introverted feeling?
    Oh baby, you want extreme emotion? Listen to Shostakovich's 8th string quartet (nicknamed his suicide quartet). The movements can be described as hopeless despair, demonic hysteria, disoriented peasant dance, fear-resistance-shattered hope, and hopeless despair. Oh!

    Another extreme work is Prokofiev's 3rd symphony. It's just neurotic (the last 2 movements in particular). Oh, and the first movement of his 2nd symphony. Ah, I've gotta turn this off before I wet myself! *rebuilding inner levy*

    Point: If you like intensity but never considered listening to classical music, do give it a chance.

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    What type are you?

    I type as INFP.

    What kind (genre preferably) of music do you primarily listen to? Why?

    Mainly:

    • British Invasion
    • Motown
    • psychedelia
    • classic soul and R'n'B
    • new wave
    • post-Sheffield, pre-laptop underground electronic music
    • minimal Berlin techno
    • various ambient styles
    • vintage reggae and lovers rock
    • experiemental dub
    • dream-pop
    • noise-pop
    • classic rock
    • chamber music
    • 50s rock and vocal group
    • 60s rock and pop
    • 60s and 70s female country
    • 60s folk
    • 70s funk
    • 70s punk
    • 80s electro-pop
    • 80s UK indie
    • early-90s UK indie


    Less-So:

    • Brasilian jazz
    • Afro-Cuban jazz
    • baroque danse musik
    • many periods of classical
    • some opera
    • Indian ragas
    • Sufi spirituals
    • Roma folk music
    • Bulgarian womens' choir
    • Persian trance music


    As to why I listen to what I do, I suppose the short answer is that I listen to what I find pleasure in. A lot of that has to do with texture, timbrally and emotionally.

    Do you value lyrics over the musical content? Or visa versa?

    I really appreciate when lyrics speak to me, but more often than not I hear the performance and tone of sung lyrics before the words themselves.

    I moreso value music in terms of its timbral and compositional nature, and I also like to listen for production value in terms of recording engineering, especially when these details successfully serve the performance, and ultimately, the song.

    How do you think this music reflects upon you as a person?

    I cannot say for sure, but if you could hold in your mind and heart at once a list of my favorite recordings, you would know something of my nature as it concerns my aesthetics, sensuality, and temperament.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowey1210 View Post
    What type are you?
    INTP

    What kind (genre preferably) of music do you primarily listen to? Why?
    probably alternative pop/rock....alot of the bands I like just happen to fall under the category. But I don't automatically like something just because it's alternative...and I like many more things outside of the genre.
    Do you value lyrics over the musical content? Or visa versa?
    definitely music over lyrics, some of my favorite songs/pieces are exclusively instrumental or have long stretches of it. I like hooks and riffs. I like dynamic, heavy, melodic, atmospheric, dark, music that provokes the imagination, etc..

    How do you think this music reflects upon you as a person?
    I think it reflects my background- my mom is a music teacher/pianist and I grew up listening to classical, big band, jazz, etc. I suppose it also reflects my introverted and intuitive sides.
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    What type are you?

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    What kind (genre preferably) of music do you primarily listen to? Why?

    Progressive rock and metal, then singer-songwriters, folk, alternative, indie, electronic and soundtracks. These days I am trying to expand my taste and check out new music from many different genres though. I usually prefer modern music.

    Why? Because I like what I hear (the tunes and so on) and because I like the atmosphere, which preferably is of a sophisticated and deep nature.

    Do you value lyrics over the musical content? Or visa versa?

    I focus mainly on musical content, although if I can relate very much to the lyrics, like the song Magic Doors ( YouTube - PORTISHEAD--MAGIC DOORS (THIRD) ) by Portishead, that can make the song a lot more emotional and powerful. Rare though.

    How do you think this music reflects upon you as a person?

    It reflects very much upon my preference for the profound, deep and intellectually satisfying. I need music to have those values to enjoy it, I need to perceive an atmosphere like that, or at least some kind of sophistication.

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    What type are you?

    isfj


    What kind (genre preferably) of music do you primarily listen to? Why?

    i generally listen to alt/rock/powerpop/girl fronted music (smashing pumpkins, weezer, that dog, juliana hatfield, bjork, hum... i went to high school in the mid 90s if that says anything). more recent artists i like are cold war kids, carolina liar, raconteurs. i like some classical (henryk goreki), r&b/hiphop (jill scott, outkast). i love jazz, especially 60s-70s bossa nova and miles davis (sketches of spain- oh lordy).

    Do you value lyrics over the musical content? Or visa versa?

    i like well thought out lyrics and catchy tunes. i'm also a sucker for well placed technicality. i appreciate when the production level matches the group or artist being recorded, like when top forty stuff is polished and perfect or when more indie stuff is less than perfect and has all warmth of analog recording.


    How do you think this music reflects upon you as a person?

    i'm not sure, my boss thinks i'm cool because of some of the 80s music i like. but i think the average person would think i'm kinda strange :crazy:
    just throw it against the wall and see what sticks.

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    What type are you?
    INFP

    What kind (genre preferably) of music do you primarily listen to? Why?
    Symphonic Metal. Why? I dont know, It sounds so damn good. Sweet opera girl versus the black metal growl is the best kinda duet you can get... I also like violins and cellos a lot.

    Do you value lyrics over the musical content? Or visa versa?
    Lyrics are mostly crap, but when they have interesting story, they can save an otherwise bad song.

    How do you think this music reflects upon you as a person?
    I guess it has a lot to do with my habit of mixing up different sort of ideas. I havent really thought about that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix13 View Post
    Point: If you like intensity but never considered listening to classical music, do give it a chance.
    Agreed. I havent really ventured into classical that much, but when I first heard Paganini, it blew my mind. His violin is more aggressive than most of the metal bands.

    The annoyance with classical is that i dont really understand anything about music and they name them like "symphony 12 in d-minor" That doesnt say anything to me. Why not have a name for a song, dammit!!

    Yes, im a bit ignorant about music...

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    What type are you?

    ISTP

    What kind (genre preferably) of music do you primarily listen to? Why?

    Mostly Rock and Metal (Various types, including some foreign languages), with some more "offbeat" stuff as well. (90s "Grunge", Some orchestral stuff, and a few country songs.)

    Do you value lyrics over the musical content? Or visa versa?

    Musical content comes first, having great lyrics is pointless if today is your first time playing a guitar. However, if the lyrics are ridiculous/don't make much sense, it will generally result in me not liking the song much.


    How do you think this music reflects upon you as a person?

    Not sure, I suppose the rebellious attitude in most music is pretty representative of me. Grunge and mellow stuff typically comes out most when I'm depressed.

    I listen to such a wide variety (rock and metal encompasses a lot of music), that it's kind of hard to pull much out of it. On one hand, I can be found blasting Slayer at times, but you may also see me listening to mellower and nicer stuff like The Band (late 60s rock). Maybe it shows my impulsiveness?
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